There will be a plant sale to benefit the Pewabic Street Community Garden from 10 am – 3 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church on Montezuma Ave. in Houghton. Saturday, May 28th.
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Together At The Farm
July 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Together At The Farm – UP Local Food Conference
Saturday July 30, 2016
All who eat are welcome!
Join us at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan for the premiere UP Local Food Conference
Keynote Speaker Eliot Coleman
ELIOT COLEMAN has been involved in organic farming since 1966. He has 50 years experience in field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of livestock, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower (Chelsea Green, rev. 1995), Four Season Harvest (Chelsea Green, rev. 1999), and The Winter Harvest Handbook (Chelsea Green, 2009), which has been translated into both French and German editions. He is also co-author of The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook (Workman, 2012). With his wife Barbara Damrosch he owns and operates Four Season Farm, a year-round market garden in Maine, where they produce exceptional food, study how to make their production practices more sustainable every year, and design scale-appropriate equipment to aid other small farmers in achieving greater efficiency. In 2016 Eliot received a lifetime Leadership Award from the James Beard Foundation.
Eliot will be available for book signing during the conference – if you would like to pre-order one of his books they are available from the UP’s very own independently owned Snowbound Books at www.snowboundbooks.com. Some copies will be for sale at the event, but it’s best to pre-order! Snowbound books will have a bookstore set up at the event.
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Educational Credits available. . .
This event qualifies for MAEAP Phase 1 educational credit. Attendees will have completed the first step toward verification in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.
The afternoon session Understanding Policy to Support Local Food Systems qualifies for 3 Master Citizen Planner credits.
SCECH credits have been applied for.
The conference is hosted by:
We would like to thank the following sponsors that have contributed at the indicated level:
Michigan Milk Producers Association
Upper Peninsula Health Plan
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
MSU College of Human Medicine
Morgan Composting, Inc.
Hiawathaland Farm Bureau
Northern Michigan University
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